1974 Certificate: 15


Mel Brooks' wildly irreverent Western spoof stars Gene Wilder and Cleavon Little as a drunken gunslinger and a black sheriff who defend a frontier town from a crooked attorney and his cronies. While taking hilarious potshots at racism and stereotypes (Madeleine Kahn's trashy saloon singer is a hoot), the film is still best remembered for its gut-busting campfire scene. More beans, Mr Taggart?


  • Mel Brooks


  • Gene Wilder

  • Cleavon Little

  • Madeline Kahn

  • Mel Brooks

  • Harvey Korman

  • Slim Pickens